Lowcountry Food Scene

WHERE ART AND DINING MEET

The Studio on Pope Ave. is a different type of dining experience on Hilton Head Island. People choose to dine at The Studio for their wonderful pairings on the plate and in the room. Watch Lunonia Colella (owner) and guest artists paint at the easel, and listen to live music while you dine in this intimate restaurant.

The menu offers plenty of seafood and land offerings from Local Seafood ‘Paella’ and Seared Diver Scallops to Australian Lamb Rack, and Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast. Chef Colella has expanded the gluten free and vegan options on his menu including Exotic Mushroom Crepes and a delicious Vegetable Pad Thai.

GREAT FOOD AND FUN AT COLIGNY

A favorite hangout for both locals and tourists, the Frosty Frog Cafe is Hilton Head Island’s go-to restaurant and daiquiri bar, just steps from the beach in Coligny Plaza.

Frosty Frog Cafe, which hopped from North Carolina to Hilton Head under the direction of owners Patrick and Angie Taylor, has been satisfying customers on the island for more than 20 years.

TASTE A TOUCH OF ISLAND HISTORY

CQ’s Restaurant combines fine d ining, an intimate atmosphere and a touch of Hil ton Head Island history. From the moment you set foot on t he polished, original, century heart-of-pine floors, you can look ar ound and discern a sense of time passed.

The echoes of CQ’s beginnings and the island’s centuries-old history remain with each room bearing a significance of Low country remembrance.

AMERICAN CUISINE WITH A SOUTHERN FLAIR

Whether dining indoors or outside on the patio, Old Fort Pub offers beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy your meal while watching a stunning sunset at one of the most romantic restaurants on the island - the only AAA Four Diamond Restaurant on Hilton Head Island (honored 11 times).

Named for Fort Mitchel, the Civil War battery that sits next door, and designed by renowned Hilton Head artist Frank Ballantine, the restaurant’s foyer is decorated with historic photos depicting the “War of Northern Aggression.”

FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD | IN-HOUSE BUTCHERING

This family-oriented spot has room for more than 150 guests in its various dining rooms and bar area. Nick’s Steak & Seafood is great for large parties and kids. The “go to” place for Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans on game day, decorated with the team’s memorabilia collected by owners Josh and Katie who have owned the restaurant for the past 15 years. The parking lot must be entered at 9 Park Lane, behind the building. Listen what a fan said about Nick’s on their Facebook page-

UPSCALE CASUAL DINING

Flatbread Grill has offered an upscale casual dining experience for family and friends in a friendly, energetic atmosphere since 2011.

Whether you are coming right off the beach with family or out on the town with friends, Flatbread Grill & Bar offers a comfortable yet classy atmosphere with exceptional customer service and delicious cuisine.

EASY STREET CAFÉ

Aunt Chilada’s East Street Cafe has served something for everyone since 1988. In addition to a broad range of “Tex-Mex” and American cuisine, Aunt Chilada’s also serves excellent seafood, crab and shrimp boils and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy salads, chili, tacos, burritos and quesadillas.

An online reviewer raved about the food.